Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Laurel,Maryland USA
Cylinder head bolt COMPLETELY backed out of engine
I have a 2011 S1 that I purchased new and I had been hearing a rattling sound after I got about 1800miles on the bike that I couldn't quite put my finger on. So I looked the bike over one last time and turns out,as i looked through the shark gill of the ride side fairing,the cylinder head bolt had completely backed out of the crankcase.I could literally take the bolt out by lifting it up.I think if I would have rode over a bump in the road,it would have completely fallen out. I took the bike to the dealer to have them retorque it and add thread lock. i could have did it my self but I wanted it documented in case I had any problems. So make sure everyone checks their bolts!
Last edited by Nazgul; 10-05-2011 at 02:44 PM.